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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:14 PM

House to make anti-harassment training mandatory, Ryan says

Source: The Washington Post




By Michelle Ye Hee Lee November 14 at 2:09 PM

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Tuesday the House will adopt a policy change to make anti-harassment training mandatory for all members and staff.

After a stunning hearing Tuesday morning where lawmakers acknowledged sexual harassment is a pervasive problem on Capitol Hill, Ryan released a statement saying that the hearing was “another important step in our efforts to combat sexual harassment and ensure a safe workplace.”

“Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all Members and staff. Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,” Ryan said in the statement.

Ryan’s office has not yet provided details on what the policy change will be. While there are several bills that have been introduced or are in the works to require training in the House, none of them have yet moved forward.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/training-is--first-step-in-stopping-sexual-harassment-in-the-house-lawmakers-say/2017/11/14/db95e40a-c956-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html

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DonViejo Nov 14 OP
LisaM Nov 14 #1
unhip white guy Nov 14 #2
Scarsdale Nov 14 #5
louis-t Nov 14 #3
Judi Lynn Nov 14 #4
keithbvadu2 Nov 14 #6
Marie Marie Nov 14 #7
milestogo Nov 14 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:19 PM

1. Good.

And about time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:22 PM

2. The "leaders" of Our Country

 

will now be trained not to act like drunken fratboys. yay.

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Response to unhip white guy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:22 PM

5. This puts all doubts about

the so-called representatives being ADULTS to rest. They are overgrown junior high brats. When do they do any actual WORK? From this latest, and the fact that they spend time thinking up "cutesy" names for the various committees just proves how useless they really are.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:26 PM

3. Yes, please make sure your horny, 15 year olds

know how to behave themselves in their $175,000 a year jobs, please.
Jeez.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:54 PM

4. A "finishing school" for Republicans! Remarkable.



Hope they won't see it as an impingement of their "freedums" if they have to do their leering and leching over the rim of a tea cup!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:18 PM

6. Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-congress-plays-by-different-rules-on-sexual-harassment-and-misconduct/2017/10/26/2b9a8412-b80c-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.c2fad8a6a2d8&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

If Whitehouse had chosen to pursue a complaint against the senator, she would have
discovered a process unlike other parts of the federal government or much of the private
sector. Her complaint likely would have been thrown out because interns have limited
harassment protections under the unique employment law that Congress applies to itself.

Congress makes its own rules about the handling of sexual complaints against members and
staff, passing laws exempting it from practices that apply to other employers.

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When settlements do occur, members do not pay them from their own office funds, a
requirement in other federal agencies. Instead, the confidential payments come out of a
special U.S. Treasury fund.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:19 PM

7. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

If mandatory, they will attend but will they learn anything? The hubris in Washington runs deep.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:13 PM

8. How about mandatory training in telling the truth - starting with Lyin' Ryan.

That would be radical.

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